It's one of the most famous exchanges in cinematic history. "You were never on my side / Fool me once, fool me twice", Eilish sings over a haunting piano melody. "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die".
Listen to "No Time to Die" and read the lyrics... The eponymous song, released on February 13, perfectly melds the cinematic feel of Bond and Billie's brooding, dream-like voice.
"Now you'll never see me cry", she concludes.More news: The Game pays tribute to Kobe Bryant with new tattoo
She had widely been expected to debut the Bond single at the Academy Awards show on Sunday, but she sang the Beatles' "Yesterday" during the telecast's in memoriam segment instead. Eilish has revealed she wrote the song in three days and recorded it on a bunk bed in Texas - a world away from the Bollingers and bullets of 007's storied history.
No Time to Die hits theaters on April 10 and features Daniel Craig in his fifth and final appearance as the franchise's titular hero.
As the press release accompanying the release points out, the 18-year-old Grammy victor is the youngest artist to ever write and record a Bond theme. (No bad thing, considering that she won an Oscar).More news: USA ‘ready to help’ N. Korea combat virus - State Department
Shrewdly, the duo retain their dark, off-kilter style throughout the song, while incorporating several of the film series' musical touchstones - swelling strings, discordant brass, and, best of all, it finishes with the distinctive minor 9th chord that closes out Monty Norman's original Bond theme.
The singer has described working on No Time to Die as a "huge honour" and said Bond is "the coolest film franchise ever to exist".
Eilish also said the No Time to Die theme "went through a lot of different versions" but that "it was a really good collaborative experience [with No Time to Die composer Hans Zimmer]".More news: Winter Weather Advisory issued for 3 to 5 inches of snow
Paul McCartney and his wife Linda wrote the title theme for the 1973 Bond movie "Live and Let Die". "We fought it out for a year", he told the Billboard Pop Shop Podcast. Bond themes definitely tend to land better when they lean towards a ballad with a touch of melodrama. And then we had to write a song that everybody liked. "We've always loved that character IP (intellectual property)". Those are songs that have bore real importance to our songwriting lives for years.